Tag Archives: Health and wellbeing

Thinglink Interactive Map

For the first few weeks of term, the Primary 7s have been working hard, finding out about ‘Places that make us happy’ in the South Mainland. They used this learning to make an interactive map and this was shared today during the Shetland Health and Wellbeing week. It has been lovely to hear about everyone’s favourite places, stories and activities.

Please have a look and we hope that you enjoy it.

Here is the link for the finished map. https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1444059753809444865

The introduction and instruction for what to do is on the map.
Click on the white microphone first and it will explain everything.

There are then 5 types of tags
Green – wildlife
White – places
Red – stories
Yellow – history
Blue – activities.

If you click on a tag the audio will come up. There are also photos / written descriptions and most of the tags have a video link at the bottom of the script.

Enjoy 🙂

Jigsaw health and wellbeing

Since Term 1 the whole school has been using the new Jigsaw resources to learn about lots of health and wellbeing issues and practices.

This week in groups of 4 we had to complete tasks, involving all group members, but one couldn’t get out of their seat, one couldn’t see, another couldn’t hear and one had their hand behind their back. We thought about how we can enable everyone to join in and contribute.

P7 Leavers Assembly

On Friday afternoon we did our final assembly. We each showed some of our special talents. Some people played musical instruments or sang a song and others showed a video of their skills. The P6s did a little presentation to say goodbye to us! At the end we preformed a song that a group of people wrote especially for the assembly called ‘As The Years Go By.’ Then Mrs Henderson and Mrs Hay gave us a little present, it was a great way to say goodbye! We all had a really good afternoon. By Emily and Eve

Here are some photos from our assembly.

Even some parents were given leaving certificates!






Staycation-Geocashing in and around Spiggie

On Monday the 11th of June, the four P7s went Geocashing at Spiggie beach. We had a lot of fun doing the Geocashing. Once we found the box, we took an item from the box and put an item back. Then we went on the big Spiggie beach and we all climbed a sand hill. Then AJ surfed down the sand hill and Zara, Lauryn and Bertie came down the hill too. Finally, we went back to school.

I really enjoyed skimming stones and climbing the sand hills. It was great and fun I think everyone else enjoyed it too.  – Lauryn

I had the most fun in a very long time, and would be really keen to do it again sometime soon. – Bertie

I really enjoyed the day. -AJ

Primary 4/5 Try Out Our Rainforest Games

Primary 4/5 came through today to try out the rainforest games that we had made.

Everyone had a good time. After P4/5 went back to their class we spent time discussing any changes we could make to our games to improve them further. It was a really enjoyable and useful session.

Here are some comments from P4/5.

Emma: I really enjoyed playing all of the rainforest games and I learned lots and I really didn’t know that chimpanzees spent a lot of their time on the ground. You guys and girls have worked really hard.

Frankie: I think they were really good. Some were a bit short and I learned a lot.

Liam: I really liked playing your games. My favourite game was the Top Trumps. I learned a lot about animals like hummingbirds and the South African chimpanzee.

IIsaiah: I really liked them and I learned a lot. I really liked Michaela and Jemima’s game and learnt a lot.

I loved playing the games but I loved Cery’s game the most. I learned that cheetahs are the fastest animal in the whole world.

Tory: I thought it was very, very, very, good fun especially the Top Trumps because the leopard had 93 strength and I learnt a lot about rainforests. Thank you to all of P6/7.

Roman: They were very good, the best home-made games I have ever played. My favourite was AJ, Michael and Bertie’s Temple of Doom.

Abi: I really enjoyed all the games I played. I learnt a lot about rainforests and I can’t believe that in 2030 there might just be about 10% of rainforests left! I would love to try them all again.

Ellie: I really enjoyed playing the games, I want to go back! I learned that in 2030 there will be about 10% of our rainforests left!         Thank you

Evie: I really did enjoy all the games I played and it would like to do some more. I would like to play Cerys’ game.

Hayden:I liked playing the games and my favourite one was the Top Trumps and I learned that a hummingbird’s speed was 91.

Isabel: I really enjoyed all of the games but I really enjoyed Michaela’s and Jemima’s and I learnt a lot about some different animals. Thank you.

Bella: I enjoyed all the games I got to play. In the first game I played I liked learning new facts. In the Top Trump game I liked how you learnt the speed, size, stealth and strength of different animals. In the last game with Emmy and Zara then whenever you landed on a certain space you got a card and it told you a fact and at the end of the fact it said either miss a go or have another go. That game was really long and we didn’t even get halfway to the middle.The last game we played was my favourite but I liked all the games I played. They were fun.








Tree Planting in the School Grounds

We had a super time helping to plant new trees and cuttings in and around the school.

The weather was brilliant and we even had Sid, the cat, helping us in our work.

We were split into two groups, with one group planting willow cuttings in a wet corner of the nature garden. Luckily, because of the wet soil, it was quite easy to push the willows down into the ground, although we did have a spade and fork if needed.

The other group worked with John to plant a variety of trees outside the Primary 1/2 classroom and Music Room.

As this was a much drier area we had to use a hose to soak the ground and give the newly planted trees a drink.

We will have to put in temporary shelter fencing to protect the new trees over the autumn and winter.

We really hope the new trees and cuttings take hold and grow as well as those we planted in previous years.

A fun time was had by all. We even had time, later on, to sketch some of the established trees and enjoy reading our books surrounded by our growing ‘forest’.


Ally’s Success in Archery

On Saturday Ally went to Lerwick to receive his trophies and certificate for his achievements in archery.

Here is Ally with his trophies from 2018

Here are some or Ally’s awards from previous years.

Top left for shooting new junior archery record (253 points)2016

Top right under 12 boys champion 2016

Bottom left under 12 boys champion 2017

Bottom middle improvment on score (13 points) 2016

Bottom right competing in Montrose archery trip


Two medals from Montrose archery trip(second in age group 2016 and 17)

Trophy ‘c’ league champion


Top left improving on score by 1 point

Top middle for competing in Montrose 2017

top right for shooting a new junior archery record (254 points)

bottom left under 12 boys champion 2018

bottom right ‘b’ league champion 2018

Written by Ally and Fearghas


SMUHA 2018- A brilliant day!

Primary 7 Jarl Squad- ready for the big day!

Michaela- The Jarl……enjoying every minute of the celebrations.

Michaela commented, “SMUHA is one of the best days of the year and having the honour of being the Jarl makes it even better.”

Today is SMUHA and I was part of our school Jarl Squad. First of all we came into school and got into costume, and got our helmets and cloaks. Then we headed outside and it was very cold but I soon warmed up. As we were walking to the football pitch everyone started singing the Up Helly Aa song and The Galley Song, over and over again, until we got there. (My throat was very sore!) After that everyone threw their torches into the galley. We watched it burn for a little while and then went over to the Boddam Hall for snack and to do our acts.

Our act was called The Axe Factor. After all the practising it turned out really good! It was a brilliant day but it was hard keeping it a secret.  Written by Emily

Today was SMUHA 2018. I was in the P7 Jarl Squad. It was a very good experience. At 09:15 we left to go to the Boddam football pitch  where we burned the galley, which was named Lia after Lena, lsaiah and Alex. Then we went into Boddam Hall to do the acts and to wait for the real 2018 Jarl Squad to come. The Squad acts were very good. I especially liked the one about the teacher disco. For our Squad act it was The Axe Factor. After the act a lot of people (mainly P5/6 boys) said, “The cringe crew should have won!” But it doesn’t really matter.

When the real Jarl Squad came it was really good and they could sing so loud! After all that we went out to see the big galley. Then we went back to school. All in all it was an amazing day; the  costumes, act and everything else in between. I also enjoyed all the support, from, what they called themselves, ‘No 1 Cringe Crew fans’.  SMUHA was amazing and I would love to do it again. By Ciaran

Carys said, “ It was a great day, I loved it. I really liked seeing the big Jarl Squad and I’ve got a sore throat from all the singing!”

”It was really great fun. I would do it all again. Michaela was a really good Jarl.” (Niamh)

Emmy commented, “I really enjoyed the Squad acts and it was worth the wait.”

”It was amazing and I would love to do it all again,” said Ayla.

”I really enjoyed walking down to the pitch. Everyone was singing and cheering as loud as they could,” said Lauryn.

”It was amazing. I really enjoyed seeing the big a Jarl Squad and their galley.” (Lily-Jane)

Sandwick Staff Visit P7

Mrs Adamson and Mr Manson, members of Sandwick Junior High school came into our class on the 25th of January to talk to the P7s about going into high school. It was very  interesting. They told us about the busses, classes, dinners, how much money to bring  and much more. I think  everyone enjoyed it and found it very useful. They told us about some of the school trips that are going to be offered such as the skiing trip to Italy!  I think everyone  had a good idea about Sandwick at the end of it.

Written by Declan and Michaela